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Category Archive for: ‘Budgeting’

Financial Guidance for Millennials and Everyone Else

Graduation Pig

There’s a big concern today that young adults aren’t saving money and their debt is increasing.  Financial Guidance has not …

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Teaching Children About Money

Dads Wallet

I’m concerned about the number of children who are not being taught money management by their parents or our school …

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Tips to Avoid Christmas Overspending

Santa Credit Card

As we count down the days in eager anticipation of the Christmas festive season, thoughts of great food, presents, parties …

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Are you living paycheque to paycheque?

Empty Pockets1

A recent survey taken of thousands of Canadian employees found that just over half would have difficulty paying their monthly …

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Cash Flow Problems?

Stressed Lady1

In today’s hectic world, I’m finding a concern across all age and income levels is managing day-to-day cash flow. Many …

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When It Comes To Debt, Age Matters

Grandpa With Grandson1

There is a wide variety of attitudes about debt management and one thing is certain — when it comes to …

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Financial Advisor Checklist

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We strive to keep up-to-date with client portfolios throughout the year, which involves making the effort to discover changing priorities, …

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Debt Is a Low Priority

Drowning Piggy

For many Canadians, debt is a low priority and tends to viewed simply as monthly payments. Interest rates have been …

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5 Simple Rules to Financial Success

Many Pigs

I’ve just finished reading Preet Banerjee’s new book “Stop Over-Thinking Your Money.”  I was very impressed with these simple and …

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You’re Richer Than You Think – Not!


Every time I see the, “You’re richer than you think” ad I get mad, because it’s a blatant misstatement of …

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Tis the Season For Holiday Scams!

Pig With Garland

As we approach the Christmas holiday shopping frenzy, Canadians are worried about more than blowing their budgets this season.  They …

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Budgeting Tips for Generation Y


When budgeting, it’s essential to manage and understand your monthly cash flow when trying to gain control of where your …

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Why Financial Advice Is More Important Than Ever

important advice

Having just returned from a conference for professional financial advisors at the Banff School of Fine Arts, I was struck …

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Preet Banerjee Presented at Banff School

Preet Banerjee and debt

Just returned from a rejuvenating time at ADVOCIS‘ 2013 Banff School where Prett Banerjee presented. At the risk of slighting …

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Highly-Indebted Canadians

bloomberg Cdn Household Debt

  Among other interesting (and scary) statistics, MoneySense magazine made reference to this Bloomberg article about the dire straits of …

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A Car-Buying Strategy worth $360,000


The original post can be found here The first and forgotten half of personal finance is how to be a …

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Conquering the Debt Mountain

Man In Water1

Surprisingly, many people reaching middle age are finding themselves in the precarious position of conquering the debt mountain. In a …

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Understanding Spending Trade-Offs

Save Vs Spend1

Opportunity lost When you buy something, do you ever think about the lost future opportunity that this purchase has cost …

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Developing A Budget

Pig And Calculator1

When Developing a Budget, You First Need to Understand Where All Your Money’s Going! There is nothing wrong spending money; …

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Are You Sitting On A Debt Time Bomb?

Time Bomb1

Many families today are carrying large amounts of debt and little or no rainy day savings.  They may have small …

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